2 hours later, everyone was tired, wet and sandy. Jaeduck was the first to finish his scuba diving. When he went back to the meeting spot under the palm tree, he saw no one there. So the poor duck sat down on the bench and felt the wind blowing against his moist skin.
“No one here yet?” Jaejin’s voice interrupted his thoughts.
“Oh! Jaejin-ah! Finished parasailing?? Was it fun?” Jaeduck asked impatiently.
“Yeah! I almost felt that I was falling from the sky!” Jaejin nodded vigorously, face still radiant with excitement.
“Really?? I should try that the next time we come here!” Jaeduck reacted.
“Sit here Jaejin-ah.” Jaeduck pat the space next to him, urging Jaejin to sit down next to him. But as usual, he was rejected.
“Aniya! I don’t want to sit beside you.” Jaejin ruthlessly rejected his chingu and sat down on the sand instead.
“Whyyy????” Jaeduck whined and instead plopped down on the sand next to Jaejin, who didn’t move away. The two busan brothers who had 25 years of relationship since middle school stayed in peaceful silence for awhile before Jaeduck felt bored. He mindlessly looked around and picked up a twig that was lying around. Feeling bored of the waiting, Jaeduck swung the twig across the sand, marking a line.
“Ooh!” Something lit in Jaeduck’s head as he started moving his hand across the sand with his twig. Jaejin looked on curiously.
“Tadaaa!!” Jaeduck pointed proudly at his work. Jaeduck had drawn a hexagon with the word ‘Sechskies’ inside, which was their official logo. It peaked Jaejin’s interest as the older Busan man found another twig and started doodling on the sand as well. Jaeduck looked on, smiling.
“Ohhh!! Is that Hawaii??” Jaeduck pointed at the abstract drawing when he spotted the palm trees.
“It’s us, can’t you see?” Jaejin said pointing with his twig. Jaejin drew the Villa with palm trees grown at the sides and the six of them hanging out in the garden together.
“OMG. YOU’RE AMAZING, JAEJIN-AH!” Jaeduck’s mouth fell in amazement while Jaejin smiled proudly.
“Jaejin hyung! Jaeduck hyung!” They heard Suwon’s voice coming from behind so they turned around…
They were even wetter now.
“Ha! Bulls eye!!” Sunghoon exclaimed with a water gun in his hands.
“Yah! Not fair! We don’t have one!” Jaeduck complained, shielding the water aimed at his face with his arms.
“Run!!!” Jaejin shouted as he ran, Jaeduck barely following behind him and the two Whitekies member chasing after them.
“JAEJIN! JAEDUCK! CATCH!” Jaejin and Jaeduck heard their leader’s voice and turned towards the source just to find two water guns flying towards them.
“Woah!!” They barely caught it.
“BLACKIES! FIGHT BACK!” Jiwon cried out, raising his own water gun, pointing it at Suwon and Sunghoon.
“Nice one hyung!” Jaeduck grinned as he loaded his water gun and shot it towards Suwon.
“Ouch!! You’re going to regret this hyung!!” Suwon smiled slyly as he started chasing Jaeduck around.
Another 1 hour passed by without them knowing until they were dead tired and sprawled down on the sandy beach together in one row.
“I think I’ll have a good sleep tonight.” Sunghoon panted as he stared at the blue sky.
“I’ve never had such a good work out in awhile.” Suwon breathed.
“This is normal for me.” Jaejin remarked.
“I really should build on my stamina like you said, Jaejin-ah.” Jiwon panted as well.
“My stamina has gone down by a lot.” Jaeduck sighed.
“The sky is pretty.” Jaejin commented suddenly.
“It really is.” Sunghoon, which had been staring at the sky agreed. Peaceful silence washed over them even when their surrounding were rowdy. The cool breeze blew across the sandy beach and touched their skin, cooling them down.
“Come on guys! Let’s not waste time here!! We have more places to go!!” Sunghoon suddenly exclaimed, standing up and pulling the others.
“What? Where??” Jiwon asked tiredly.
“The Ala Moana Center!!” Sunghoon announced excitedly, pointing at the high end building surrounding the coast.
“For what??” Suwon asked, sitting up.
“Shopping!! I heard there are many pretty clothes there!” Sunghoon told the others.
“Seriously Hoon??” Jiwon groaned as he was pulled up by Sunghoon to his feet.
“C’mon hyung! Let’s go!!” Jiwon was pulled all the way to the mall.
“Helpppp!!!!” Jiwon shouted helplessly as the members shrugged.
After buying tons of stuff in the Ala Moana Center and changing into expensive new dry clothes, Sechskies decided to finally head back in the evening.
“I’m so hungry!!! I can’t believe we skipped lunch!!” Suwon cried.
“What’s for dinner today hyung?” Jaeduck asked, laying flat on the couch.
“Do I look like a chef to you?” Jiwon bite.
“Then… Suwon! Cook something!” Jaeduck turned towards the maknae.
“What do you want to eat?” Suwon asked, sitting up.
“Hmmm… I don’t know.” Jaeduck shrugged and Suwon sighed.
“Tteokguk! Make some Tteokguk, Suwon-ah!” Jaejin suggested suddenly.
“Why the sudden urge to eat Tteokguk?” Suwon asked.
“Well, technically we’re in our 20th anniversary and we haven’t eat any Tteokguk yet so might as well! Since we’re going to release our album soon anyway!” Jaejin explained.
“That sounds reasonable for me! Suwon! Cook some then!” Jiwon agreed.
“Other than that? Want some meat too?” Suwon asked, already walking towards the kitchen.
“What is there in the refrigerator?” Sunghoon asked, following Suwon.
“We can cook Samgyetang! Jiwon hyung bought a whole chicken yesterday when no one ask him to buy it!” Sunghoon suggested when he saw the young chicken in the freezer.
“Hey! I heard that! I saw the list wrongly!” Jiwon protested from the outside.
“You’re really getting old hyung!” Suwon shouted and plugged his ears to stop himself from hearing the oldest swearing at him.
“Okay! So it’s decided! We’ll have Samgyetang and Tteokguk for dinner!” Sunghoon announced as he helped Suwon take out the chicken to unfreeze it.
“I’ll eat it well! Suwon-ah!!” Jiwon shouted in glee, thinking of the food.
“You better!!” Suwon laughed.
When Suwon started cooking, he chased everyone out of the kitchen as he finds the help a nuisance when they just keep messing up his routine. In the end, Suwon worked alone in the kitchen as he hummed to Sechskies new soon to be released song, Be Well.
Meanwhile, the other members were loitering in the living room.
“Yorobun!! It’s time! Wait for me!!” Jiwon jumped up from his seat and suddenly yelled. In a few seconds, before his dongsaengs can react, Jiwon had rushed up the stairs.
“I’m back!!” Jiwon arrived on the first floor in record time, with some familiar shopping bags in hand and a box.
“Hyung! Aren’t those shopping bags from the zoo?” Jaeduck asked, recognizing the childish animal patterns printed on the bag.
“Yup! I bought one for everyone!” Jiwon declared, passing out the bags after checking the contents inside. The members took the bags from Jiwon while the leader kept the maknae’s first. They looked into the bag.
“WHAT IS THIS???”
From the bags, out pulled one whole piece of cloth, which turns out to be…
“A onesie!!” Jiwon stated the obvious.
“Why did you buy this hyung?? It looks ridiculous!!” Jaejin exclaimed. He stood up and spread the onesie into full length. It was white tiger patterned, similar to the beanie they bought.
“It’s for our final night in Hawaii! I even bought a brand new camera to film our last night too!” Jiwon said, unboxing his box to reveal a digital cam.
“For what hyung?” Sunghoon questioned while checking out his own onesie. Different from Jaejin, Sunghoon got a Pikachu onesie instead.
“We can show it to Yelkies during our concerts!” Jiwon replied, clicking the buttons on the camera, trying to get it to work.
“Are you serious hyung??” Sunghoon’s mouth dropped.
“No kidding!” Jiwon snapped his fingers.
“Go and change!” Jiwon ushered the members, especially Jaejin who refused to budge. On the other hand, Jaeduck nodded enthusiastically and ran up the stairs.
“Why should I wear this?!” Jaejin frowned.
“C’mon Jaejin-ah! Do hyung a favour!” Jiwon whined manly as he pulled Jaejin’s bicep.
“You’re so immature Jiwon hyung!” Jaejin huffed before giving in and headed up the stairs after Sunghoon.
“Yes!! Now my turn to change!” Jiwon cheered and went to his own room to change.
“WOAH! Jiwon hyung!! You scared me!!” Jaeduck almost screamed when he exited his room in his duck onesie to find a camera directed at his face.
“Jaeduck-ssi, say something to the camera.” Jiwon said formally, backing up a little to film more of Jaeduck.
“Eh? Annyeonghaseyo! I’m Kim Jae Duck from Sechskies!” Jaeduck bowed in front of the camera, introducing himself just like what Jiwon told him to.
“Hyung! What are you doing?” Jaeduck asked immediately after greeting.
“Filming of course. For our fans.” Jiwon answered, following Jaeduck as they sat down on their comfy and leisure corner on the second floor.
“In this ridiculous get up?” The last Blackies member appeared behind the doors.
“Oh! Lee Jae Jin is here! Jaejin-ah! Greet the fans!” Jiwon turned the focus to Jaejin who just came out in his white tiger onesie with a grumpy face.
“Annyeonghaseyo, Lee Jae Jin-imnida.” Jaejin greeted before walking behind the camera and sat next to Jaeduck on the couch.
“A white tiger and a duck. A carnivore and an omnivore. How interesting…” Jiwon dramatically zoomed in and out from Jaeduck’s face to Jaejin’s face.
“Jiwon hyung!! Jaejin hyung!! Jaeduck hyung!! Sunghoon-ah!! Dinner’s ready!!” Suwon shouted from the dining room as he laid the table.
“Oh!! Maknae called!” Jiwon said to the camera.
“Let’s film Suwonnie’s expression!” Jaeduck suddenly took interest in all this and went in front of Jiwon and head down the stairs first.
“Hyungs!!! Hyu- What?!?!?” Suwon caught a glimpse of yellow and turned around abruptly to find Jaeduck in a duck onesie and their leader in a grey wolf onesie holding a camera in between his hands.
“HAHAHAHAHA!! You should’ve seen your face!” Jiwon and Jaeduck doubled over in laughter while Jaejin took over the cameraman role.
“Jaejin hyung! You too?!” Suwon’s shock further heightened when he saw Jaejin in a white tiger onesie and Sunghoon walking down the stairs in a Pikachu onesie.
“Here comes the pikachu flower!” Jaeduck pointed as Jaejin shifted the camera to Sunghoon.
“You’ve started filming?!” Sunghoon asked, seeing the camera pointing at him.
“Yeah! All natural!” Jiwon claimed, running towards the living room, grabbed the shopping bag that contained Suwon’s onesie and ran back.
“Maknae! Here! Yours! Go and change now!” Jiwon pushed the bag towards Suwon and shoved him into the toilet even if the youngest was protesting all the way. Jiwon turned around after the toilet door closed and saw Jaejin filming the food on the table.
“Woah!!! Suwon definitely outdone himself again!” Jaeduck widened his eyes at the smell of the Samgyetang and Tteokguk.
“So this is Chef Suwon’s Samgyetang and Tteokguk made in Hawaii~” Jaejin introduced behind the camera.
“And as usual, Jiwon hyung sits at the head of the table.” Jaejin added as he shifted the camera towards Jiwon who had already sat down and salivating like a hungry wolf.
“SUWON-AH! Are you done?!?!” Not caring about the camera, Jiwon shouted, eyes not leaving the food.
“Yessssss!” Suwon replied as the door opened to reveal a shiba inu dog.
“Ooh!!! Suwonnie!! You look cute!” Sunghoon stood up and pinched his chingu’s cheeks.
“Ow! Ow! Ow!” Suwon groaned when his cheeks were violated by a pikachu.
“Oh! Our chef is here!” Jaejin said as he filmed Suwon walking over.
“Should I set this here?” Jaejin asked, putting the camera at the end of the table, so that it can film the rest of them.
“I bought a tripod too!” Jiwon went to fetched the tripod from the same box and set it up.
“There! Now it solely focuses on Jiwon hyung!” Jaejin laughed as Jiwon was in the centre.
“It looks like an animal party now.” Jaeduck commented, looking at his members.
“It’s all your fault, Jiwon hyung.” Suwon grunted.
“Yah. Don’t be rude.” Jiwon bite.
“Let’s eat before it gets cold! Thank you for the food, Suwon-ah! I’ll eat it well!” Sunghoon clapped his hands. The others followed, thanking Suwon in the process.
The whole meal was natural and all filmed in one camera. No restrains as the scenes they deem unfit could be cut away. Squabbles were normal for Sechskies and of course it did happen on the dining table. After a hot and piping meal of Samgyetang and Tteokguk made with maknae love, everyone gathered in the living room, Suwon holding the camera.
“The sky is dark.” Jaejin commented, resting on an indoor swing.
“That means we’re really running out of time in Hawaii.” Suwon stated sadly, his voice loud and clear in the camera.
“Let’s send one last message to Yelkies and off the camera.” Jiwon said, sitting up. Suwon nodded and pointed the lens towards Jiwon.
“Yorobun, your oppas spent a really good time in Hawaii these 3 days. We’ll be releasing our 20th anniversary album as soon as we get back. So look forward to it!” Jiwon ended the video message with a wink. Suwon shifted to Jaejin.
“Neh! These 3 days would definitely be the most unforgettable memory for Sechskies. Especially the gift from Jiwon hyung. Thank you to our fans for waiting for us. We’ll be coming back soon!” Jaejin smiled and waved. It was Jaeduck next.
“Yep! Jiwon hyung’s gift is the best ever!” Jaeduck grinned.
“Hey! You guys are making me embarrassed!” Jiwon interrupted.
“Don’t interrupt me hyung! Anyways, we’re really thankful for everything we’ve received from you guys. We are walking on the flower road here and I hope we’ll forever be walking on one!” Jaeduck cheered as he put his hands together to make the Sechskies hand sign. Jiwon took the camera from Suwon and filmed Sunghoon next.
“Neh~ Yelkies missed us no? We definitely missed you guys. Just like what Jaejin hyung and Jaeduck hyung said, it was really a pleasant surprise, Jiwon hyung. We’re really thankful for that. Even though Yelkies won’t know what we’re talking about, but just know that Eun leader is indeed the leader! Saranghae, hyung! Saranghae Yelkies! We’ll see you back in Korea!” Sunghoon ended with a finger heart to the camera which Jiwon was holding.
“Suwon! You’re next!” Jiwon smiled before shifting the focus to the last one.
“Yeah. Although Jiwon hyung is really immature and suggests to go to places that doesn’t make sense for us, plays like a choding, have his room half filled with game consoles and games, and bought us these ridiculous costumes, Jiwon hyung is indeed still our forever leader. Wait for us, Yelkies-ah. It’s time for us to come back.” Suwon ended with Jiwon passing the camera to Sunghoon to chase the maknae around.
“We’re gonna do the ending hyung!!” Sunghoon called as the oldest and youngest came back with Jiwon strangling Suwon’s neck.
“Jyah! Till now, we’re SechssssSSSSSSSSS……KIES!! Annyeong!!!” The five members waved to the camera before clicking it off.
“Ahhhh…. The sky is even darker now.” Jaejin noted.
“It’s pitch black outside.” Jaeduck added, turning his head to look outside.
“I’m actually tired for once.” Sunghoon sighed, leaning his head backwards, closing his eyes.
“It has been a long day in Waikiki after all.” Suwon agreed, following Sunghoon’s actions.
“My eye lids are drooping…” Jaeduck said as he tried prying his eyes open.
“It’s okay guys. Let’s all sleep. No need to stay awake. We can come back anytime we want. We have a morning flight to take tomorrow.” Jiwon ordered in his leader voice, smiling slightly at his sleepy members.
“Yeah. We’ll come back for sure….” Jaeduck trailed off as he gave up on keeping his lids open.
“At least go up to your room!” Jaejin grunted as everyone chuckled when the older Busan member elbowed Jaeduck, shocking him awake.
“Okayyyyy….” Jaeduck nodded before pulling himself up with much effort and bringing himself up the stairs with even more effort.
“Let’s have an early night then. Remember to wake up at 4am in the morning.” Jiwon reminded his dongsaengs and stood up.
“You’re the one that needs reminder hyung!” Suwon joked.
“I know I know! I’ll get up on time okay!” Jiwon waved his hand vigorously.
“Sweet dreams everyone!!” Sunghoon waved as he started pulling Suwon up the stairs to prevent anymore squabbles.
“See you tomorrow!” Jiwon waved.
“Hyung. You better sleep tonight.” Jaejin said when only the two of them were left.
“I know and I will. Thanks, Jaejin-ah. Sleep well too.” Jiwon smiled reassuringly as he pat Jaejin on the shoulder. Jaejin returned him a smile.
“Good night hyung.” The doors shut close.
“Jiwon hyung!!!!!! You’re late!!!” Suwon shouted. It was 6am in the morning. They were supposed to leave the Villa at 5am. The four dongsaengs were already waiting at the doorstep with their luggage and bags ready, only waiting for their one and only Eun leader.
“I’m here! I’m here!” Jiwon rushed towards the door with shoes half worn.
“Wear your shoes properly hyung!” Sunghoon pointed. Jiwon looked down and smiled sheepishly as he adjusted his shoes.
“Okay, are we ready to go?” Jiwon asked innocently.
“We’re ALL ready since 1 hour ago, hyung. Why don’t you ever change.” Jaejin sighed as he closed the double doors of the Villa and locked it with his own set of keys.
“It’s not my fault! You guys got ready too early!” Jiwon used the old lame excuse.
“Whatever you say hyung.” The members sighed, knowing they can’t win over his stubbornness.
“We’re really going to be late for our flight! Hurry!” Suwon reminded them as they started running towards the taxi, locking the gate behind them.
“Jaeduck-ah, you awake?” Jaejin asked from his seat beside Jaeduck.
“Yeah.” Jaeduck turned his head to give Jaejin his attention.
“Remember the question I posted to you on the very first day?” Jaejin asked.
“Umm… Which one?” Jaeduck pretended not to know.
“Don’t try to lie. You know which one I’m talking about.” Jaejin gave a stern face.
“Fine. This one. I love this more than any trip I’ve been to. Even the one with Tony hyung.” Jaeduck answered with a genuine smile on his face, before emphasizing it with the keys that Jiwon gave to them.
And…… It’s the end!!! Thank you to everyone who read this horrible story!!! Kamsahamida!! Byebye!!